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Awaycation Summer 2024 - Day 3 Part Two

The original plan I had was to go from Tiende Animal for a non stop tour of Bilbao and a drive past the Guggenheim and the Puppy.

https://www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus/en

https://www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus/en/the-collection/works/puppy

In the end the traffic was quite heavy so I set the controls for the heart of the sun (Pink Floyd reference) and headed to the campsite.

It was just after 1100 as we joined the A8 in the direction of Santander, some 90 kilometres away to the west. I wanted to be off motorway and we chose the N634. This road goes all along the north coast from Bilbao to La Corunna.

A waypoint was also set for Castro-Urdales that I got from Park4night.

It proved a much nicer route and after a few missteps we arrived at a restaurant overlooking a lovely bay.

We had coffee here. The guy behind the bar asked something about Vera. I said yes. The coffee was served in a glass. 😁

A cortado he said.

It was nice to sit for a while and be in no hurry.

This road is along one arm of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. There were lots of pilgrims undertaking the walk.

They should be applauded for their fortitude and tenacity. This area, like so much of Spain, is very mountainous.

Castro proved to be a bit of a let down. It looked very nice but parking a 7m motorhome wasn't easy. There was plenty of parking but away from the seafront. We decided to carry on.

Back on the N634 we were climbing up another mountain when we saw a picnic site signposted. It was actually the old road and they have straightened it a bit and in the process created a pull-off.. It was tight turn in but it was quietish. A perfect place for lunch.

The verge was a wildflower meadow. We saw quite a few of these on our travels today. Much better than mowing and using weedkiller.

Lunch was Jamón de Teruel and a baguette 🥖 we bought in Lidl. We stayed here a while as Laredo and the campsite were only around 20 miles away. We couldn't check in until around 1400.

In the end after another misturn we arrived a little before 1400. I was going to book with ACSI but for a few more euros the pitch we have, 140, is so much better. We have a sea view and can walk to the beach in a few steps...

We setup camp. Checked out the shop. Had a walk along the beach. From the photo above the tide had turned and was coming in.

Checked out the restaurant. Had a beer.

Dinner tonight? Tortilla with tomato and potato salad in garlic mayonnaise. Washed down with a Lidl beer.

Tomorrow, we will take a walk into Laredo along the Camino Regatón to see what's there.

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Posted by InvictaMoto 14:33

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